Derivatives, Hedge Funds, Attention to detail, due diligence, High quality service. Helpful co-workers. Guiding peers and superiors. Satisfaction of resolving intricate system issue, reconciliation problems. Every day something new to learn.
Payroll and Benefits Coordinator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 27 February 2013
I did the payroll for a financial company prior to massive layoffs after the US market crash in the fall of 2008. I had a great manager but the environment was corporate and stuffy. The hours were long and I wasn't terribly happy working with payroll as much as I enjoy working with people. Payroll has limited contact in terms of Human Resources so I was much happier when I managed to get into a administrative and generalist role after this company.
Senior Investor Relations Specialist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 May 2012
For me, CITCO has been a challenging but rewarding place to work. A typical day at work for me starts with reviewing emails received from various stakeholders from around the world to assess what I will need to focus on for the day. The requests can vary from inquires of net asset values, to ad hoc requests, to reviewing transaction documents for trades to be processed. To be successful in the investor relations department a member must have excellent customer service skills, be able to multitask and make good judgement calls on a minute by minute basis.
Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working with an array of highly skilled and interesting group of individuals. My relationship to these individuals in many cases has extended beyond the work place and blossomed in to long lasting friendships.
The hardest part of the job is undoubtedly the long hours spent in the office away from my family. Although my colleagues have become like a second family to me it is extremely difficult to spend so much time away from the real thing.
The most rewarding part of my job is the sense of accomplishment I get from assisting both internal and external stakeholders. I am very much a people person and I thrive in a client facing environment such as investor relations.
free drinks, great social gatherings, competative benefits and compensation package